Impersonate frontend users from inside the TYPO3 Backend.

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Impersonate frontend users from inside the TYPO3 Backend.

Code Climate TYPO3 12 Latest Stable Version Total Downloads Monthly Downloads Latest Unstable Version License

What does it do?

This extension gives backend users with administrator privileges the possibility to authenticate as any specific frontend user in the frontend with just a single click from inside the backend. This does not include default backend users.

And remember: With great power comes great responsibility. The purpose of this extension is mainly to allow for a tech support login as a specific user and see potential problems and bugs from the perspective of the user as well as doing tech support actions while impersonating the specified user account.



Impersonate TYPO3 PHP Support / Development
3.x 12.4 8.1 - 8.3 features, bugfixes, security updates
2.x 11.5 7.4 - 8.3 features, bugfixes, security updates
1.1.x 10.4 7.0 - 7.4 bugfixes, security updates
1.0.x 8.7 - 9.5 7.0 - 7.4 none

1. Installation

Installation with composer

composer require christianessl/impersonate.

Installation with TER

Open the TYPO3 Extension Manager, search for impersonate and install the extension.

2. Configuration

  • Go to the template module in the backend and include the Impersonate template to your main TypoScript template.
  • Now open the Constant Editor, choose module.tx_impersonate and set the id of the target page to redirect an admin to when logging in a feuser via the backend:
    • module.tx_impersonate.settings.loginRedirectPid = #uid of your target page

3. Usage

  • Go to the list module as a backend user with administrator privileges, open a page / sysfolder with frontend user records and click the "Impersonate user" button.
  • Voila! You are now logged in as the chosen frontend user.


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